Thursday, October 9, 2008


Looks like there is a EcoBuild Home Tour in Uptown this afternoon where you can learn about built-in energy and environmental features that can lower your utility bills by an average of 30 percent per month.

And who doesn't like lower utility bills?

The tours start at 4 p.m. from the Uptown Sales Office at 534 North Second St. (at Mill).

I did a story on Uptown last winter and one of the families said that they thought the 30 percent figure was actually a little low. Of course, they had moved from an older house in Cooper-Young, so that might have been part of it, but they thought they were saving more than 30 percent on their utility bills. (For what it's worth.)

Also, the River City Writers Series is hosting "The Story of Sushi: An Unlikely Saga of Raw Fish and Rice" author Trevor Corson tonight at the Pink Palace. The event begins with a sushi (and sake) reception at 6 p.m., followed by a reading at 7 p.m.


Jason Durston said...

Uptown Homes is leading the charge in downtown Memphis real estate eco friendly building. So much so that the University of Memphis signed on to build a LEED certified home with many "first" used features in Memphis. The tour should be great and in addition to lower utility bills prices start at $99,000 with 5.8% mortgages!

Anonymous said...

on CBS tv: Living Green In Earthships — Demand For Self-Sustaining Shelter Is Growing. In these tough economic times, would you believe there are people in America living comfortably with a zero utility bill? Beautiful homes made out of recycled tires and bottles built completely off the grid.
Watch the video segment that aired on CBS